About this book
Now in paperback, Rose Tremain's latest novel is a wise and witty look at the contemporary migrant experience, as we follow the story of Lev, newly arrived from Eastern Europe and looking for work. Packed with vibrant characters, rich with imagery and invention and poignant and moving, it is a hugely enjoyable read. 'Bravely imaginative, deeply moving, surprising, invigorating and satisfying' "Independent".
Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work, so that he can send money back to Eastern Europe to support his mother and little daughter. This book shows readers the struggles that he faces with the rituals of 'Englishness', and the fashions and fads of the London scene.